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‘Night School’ Trailer: Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish Team Up in New Comedy From ‘Girls Trip’ Director

‘Night School’ Trailer: Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish Team Up in New Comedy From ‘Girls Trip’ Director
Arriving on the heels of their highly successful (and deeply funny) “Girls Trip,” filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee and star Tiffany Haddish are back in business with another comedy, this one bolstered by the additional star wattage of co-star Kevin Hart. The trio have teamed up for “Night School,” which sets Hart as a previously very successful salesman (the trailer amusingly plays up just how he became “previously” successful) and Haddish as his slightly beleaguered night school teacher, an inspired pairing that if there ever was one.

Partially written by Hart himself (alongside quite a cadre of screenwriters, including “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” director Nicholas Stoller), the film revolves around Hart’s character, a whiz-bang BBQ salesperson who seems especially adept at figuring out what his customers need, whose entire life blows up (literally) after an ill-advised proposal to his long-time girlfriend.

Thrust back into the real world, he’s forced to
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‘Game Over, Man!’ Review: The ‘Workaholics’ Team Reunites for a Drug-Addled Riff on ‘Die Hard’

The only convincing explanation for the existence of “Game Over, Man!” is that the brain trust behind Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” got really high on salvia one night and started to wonder what a remake of “Die Hard” might look like if it were written by Judd Apatow, directed by McG, and financed by whatever spare change they had in their pockets. How else to rationalize an action-comedy in which three burnout white dudes (suffering from some very severe bromantic tension) wind up going all “Pineapple Express” on the terrorists who raid the hotel where they work, take a handful of celebrity hostages, and amputate Daniel Stern’s dick? Stranger things have happened, especially on Netflix.

“Game Over, Man!” is exactly the kind of movie you would expect to get made when a massive streaming company grows so desperate for content they’ll green-light the first half-baked idea a trio
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Kristen Bell to Serve as Global Advocate for Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund

American actress and activist Kristen Bell will become the first global advocate for the Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund — a United Nations and civil society partnership supporting women to prevent crises and build peace — the fund announced today.

In her new role, Ms. Bell will advocate on behalf of local women across the globe who are working to make our world a more peaceful and gender-equal place.

“I’m honored to advocate for these inspiring women who are working to end conflict, rebuild communities and advance gender equality,” said Bell.

Globally, humanitarian crises and threats to peace are more common than ever before. Un studies show that women’s inclusion in conflict resolution accelerates peacebuilding, expands humanitarian reach and advances gender equality. When women are empowered to meaningfully participate in crises response, their contributions undeniably result in more lasting peace.

Despite this, women’s participation in peacebuilding today remains needlessly low.
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Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in March 2018

A new month is almost here, which means Netflix is cycling in new titles to their streaming service. The big movies coming to the streaming giant in March include 300, Adventureland, Beerfest, Casino, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Ghostbusters, Moon, The Descent, Up in the Air, Let Me In, and Wet Hot Amercian Summer (it’s a little surprising Wet Hot has been unavailable on Netflix considering they’ve made a prequel series and a sequel series to the cult comedy). There will also be new seasons of the Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender, Jessica Jones, Love, Santa Clarita Diet, and A …
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Russell Brand to play a hitman in Butterfingers

Russell Brand is set for a return to the big screen, with the British comedian, presenter and actor signing on to play a hitman in Butterfingers, a new comedy from director Barnaby Southcombe (I, Anna) and screenwriter Tom Nash (Full Nelson).

Butterfingers will see Brand as Keith, “a lonely and down-on-his-luck hitman who is competing against his archrival Perry who is after the same target in Spain. When Perry beats Keith to the chase and kidnaps the target’s ex-love, Keith reluctantly takes their teenage son and 9-year-old daughter as secondary leverage before a chase across Europe.”

“Tom has written a brilliantly funny script that finds a new fan with every read. We could not be more excited to be working with Russell and Barnaby to bring Butterfingers alive,” said Mark Lane of The Fyzz Facility, who is financing and producing the film with Embargo Films.

Brand’s previous feature
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Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Mila Kunis as 2018 Woman of the Year

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Golden Globe nominated actress, Mila Kunis, as the recipient of its 2018 Woman of the Year Award.

The Pudding is excited to honor a talented actress, whose career has taken her from television to film and now to producing as well.

The Woman of the Year Award is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ oldest honor, bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year Award has been given to many notable and talented entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Debbie Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, and most recently Octavia Spencer.

The Woman of the Year festivities will begin at 2:45p.m. on January 25th, 2018, when Ms Kunis will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge. Following the parade, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will host a celebratory roast for the actress.
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A Bad Moms Christmas Blu-Ray Gets Detailed and Dated

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Universal has announced the blu-ray for A Bad Moms Christmas will arrive early next year, with a handful of bonus features to check out. Come inside for all the details!

If you're looking to bring the latest Bad Moms outing into your home on blu-ray, you've got a little bit of a wait to go. Today, Universal has announced A Bad Moms Christmas is set to launch on February 6, 2018, with a digital version arriving a tad earlier on January 23rd:

Three overwhelmed and overworked mothers are ambushed during the holidays by their own moms in the hilarious and heartfelt comedy, A Bad Moms Christmas, arriving on Digital on January 23, 2018 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on February 6, 2018 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The original trio of suburban Chicago pals, Mila Kunis (Ted), Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), and Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent”), are joined by newcomers Christine Baranski
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Crazy in Love! Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Couldn't Be Cuter at Breakthrough Prize Awards

Crazy in Love! Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Couldn't Be Cuter at Breakthrough Prize Awards
Who needs dinner and a movie when you can have date night on a red carpet?

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher looked to be the perfect Hollywood couple on Sunday at the Breakthrough Prize Awards at the Nasa Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.

The couple put on a loving display, giggling at each other and holding hands as they walked down the red carpet.

Kunis, 34, looked chic in a strapless gown with a sheer corset that billowed into a floral skirt. Kutcher, 39, kept his look classic in a black suit with a matching bowtie.

The event celebrated the
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Ten Terrible Movie Promotions

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Beyond just the standard trailer(s) and poster, many films have an entire promotional campaign designed to spark interest. Here’s a look at ten film promotional campaigns which should have stayed on the drawing board.

Selling a movie is not an easy task, and over the years it has not gotten any easier. Promotional campaigns have to be very creative and persistent in order to capture people’s attention amid the sea of advertising we are flooded with on a daily basis. Common tactics include giveaways, publicity stunts, viral marketing techniques, sponsorships, and product tie-ins. Many films try to push the boundaries of traditional promotional campaigns in an effort to get an edge on the competition. Below is a brief look at ten campaigns (in no particular order) which definitely pushed the envelope, but doing so did more harm than good for the films they were trying to promote.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Nicholas Stoller

Nicholas Stoller is a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and director. He was born in London, England, on March 19. 1976. He began his career in the television industry in 2000 when he wrote the short television series ‘Undeclared’ and an episode of ‘Strangers with Candy’. Stoller wrote his first feature film ‘Fun with Dick and Jane’ in 2005’. Some of the work for which he is best-known are ‘The Muppets’, ‘The Five-Year Engagement’, ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’. Here are five more things you probably don’t know about Nicholas Stoller. 1. He Has Lived on Both Sides of

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Nicholas Stoller
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Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17

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Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17
Aurora Perrineau has accused “Girls” writer/executive producer Murray Miller of raping her when she was 17, The Wrap reports. The alleged incident took place in 2012, when Miller was 35; Perrineau provided The Wrap with the results of a polygraph she took in September. “I filed a police report today. I cannot talk about the investigation that is happening currently,” she said.

In her polygraph statement, which the “Passengers” and “Equals” actress says she passed, Perrineau stated that she met Miller during an evening out with friends at the Standard Hotel. She had “consumed some alcoholic beverages” and Miller “was flirting with me. I told him repeatedly that I was 17 years old.” Perrineau’s father is “Lost” star Harold Perrineau.

Read More:Can Hollywood’s Predators Be Rehabilitated? Doctors Say Yes, for Some — but There’s No Quick Fix

Miller later asked the group for a ride home, admitting that “he was drunk,
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From ‘The Big Sick’ to ‘The Disaster Artist,’ 2017’s Best Performances Find Actors Playing Themselves

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From ‘The Big Sick’ to ‘The Disaster Artist,’ 2017’s Best Performances Find Actors Playing Themselves
Historically, the Oscars have a very particular definition of what makes for great acting. As far as the Academy Awards are concerned, a worthy performance typically has less to do with expression than it does exhumation — sometimes the little gold man goes to someone for bringing an original character to life, but more often it’s given to someone for bringing a real person back from the dead. At least, that’s been the case in the 21st century.

Truth be told, that’s perfectly understandable: Quantifying art is a fool’s errand, and biopics provide voters with a way of measuring how close someone has come to hitting their target. It isn’t necessarily a good way, but it’s a way all the same.

Whatever their opinion on the role itself, it would be hard to watch Gary Oldman reanimate Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” and argue that
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Mila Kunis Admits Daughter Wyatt Has ‘No Clue What I Do for a Living’: ‘I Clearly Don’t Make Movies for Children’

Mila Kunis Admits Daughter Wyatt Has ‘No Clue What I Do for a Living’: ‘I Clearly Don’t Make Movies for Children’
Mila Kunis hasn’t made a movie that’s appropriate for daughter Wyatt Isabelle to see — and it will be a very long time before the tot sees her mother’s Bad Moms.

The actress revealed during Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live that her 3-year-old is unfamiliar with her famous mother’s movie career.

“My daughter has no clue what I do for a living,” Kunis said to guest host Shaquille O’Neal, adding that Wyatt thinks “mommy gets hair and makeup for a living” because she only visits the hair and makeup trailers on sets.

“There are billboards everywhere in L.
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Dora the Explorer Live-Action Movie Is Happening with Producer Michael Bay

Dora the Explorer Live-Action Movie Is Happening with Producer Michael Bay
After languishing in development for the past two years, Paramount is finally moving forward with its Dora the Explorer adaptation, bringing on writer Nick Stoller to write the script. This Dora the Explorer live-action movie was first put into development exactly two years ago, when the studio brought on Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) to write the screenplay. There has been no movement on the project since then, but now it seems that the studio is moving forward with a new writer working on the script, and the studio eyeing a 2019 release date, with Michael Bay producing alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.

The project will be developed under the new Paramount Players division of the studio, which is devoted to producing films based on properties that fall under the banner of Paramount's parent corporation, Viacom, which include Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Bet. Brian Robbins,
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‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie Coming From Michael Bay and Nick Stoller, Cats and Dogs Living Together, Mass Hysteria

‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie Coming From Michael Bay and Nick Stoller, Cats and Dogs Living Together, Mass Hysteria
Dora the Explorer, the popular and educational animated children’s television character who reigned supreme for 14 years on Nickelodeon, is about to make the leap to the big screen in a very unexpected way. Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes will produce a live-action take on the character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Neighbors director Nick Stoller. I’m not […]

The post ‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie Coming From Michael Bay and Nick Stoller, Cats and Dogs Living Together, Mass Hysteria appeared first on /Film.
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Russell Brand Marries Laura Gallacher, Mother of Their Child

Russell Brand Marries Laura Gallacher, Mother of Their Child
Russell Brand is a married man once more. The 42-year-old British actor and comedian married fiancée Laura Gallacher, the 30-year-old mother of their baby, in England Saturday. The two had dated on and off for a few years before getting engaged in 2016. Brand announced the news on his Radio X podcast, saying "I'm living a married life now...I'm domestic," BBC News reported, adding that he also told listeners he got his nose hairs waxed for the first time for the wedding. Brand and Gallacher tied the knot in front of about 100 family members and friends, including his Forgetting Sarah Marshall co-star Jason Segel...
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‘Friends From College’ Season 2 Ordered by Netflix

‘Friends From College’ Season 2 Ordered by Netflix
Netflix has renewed director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and writer Francesca Delbanco‘s comedy series, Friends from College, for a second season. Stoller and Delbanco’s show wasn’t reviewed kindly by most critics, but with a season 2 on the way, the sad comedy must’ve found its audience. The Netflix program features an excellent cast as a very flawed group of friends. […]

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BBC Culture Names the Top 100 Comedies of All Time, From ‘Some Like It Hot’ to ‘Airplane!’

BBC Culture Names the Top 100 Comedies of All Time, From ‘Some Like It Hot’ to ‘Airplane!’
“Well, nobody’s perfect,” may be the last line of “Some Like It Hot,” but BBC Culture’s newest list of the 100 greatest comedies of all time comes pretty darn close. Billy Wilder’s cross-dressing buddy comedy earned the most votes, but the rest of the list is as robust and varied as one would hope, containing slam dunk smash hits as well as lesser known hidden gems.

Read More:The 25 Best Comedies of the 21st Century, Ranked

The survey included responses from 253 film critics internationally, with freelancers writing in from Syria, Azerbaijan, and Montenegro. For a deeper dive into your favorite critics’ comedic tastes, each individual top ten list is also available for perusal. IndieWire’s Eric Kohn, David Ehrlich, and Kate Erbland participated; their number one picks were “City Lights,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” respectively.

Read More:Jerry Lewis, King of Comedy, Dies at 91

Dr. Strangelove,
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Judd Apatow interview: The Big Sick

Matt Edwards Jul 28, 2017

Judd Apatow chats to us about The Big Sick, directing, stand-up comics and bad interviews...

Heading into UK cinemas this week, The Big Sick is a reinvigorating romantic comedy. It has a brilliant cast of characters, a unique pitch (boy meets girl, boy loses girl, awkward situations and a medically induced coma ensue) and a balance of drama and comedy that means you never know whether to brace yourself for a broken heart or split sides. A breath of fresh air, it’s the sort of film regular cinema goers need. It’s also the sort of film that needs regular cinema goers; it needs those that see it and enjoy it to shout about it, to tell people that it’s worth paying attention to.

Directed by Michael Showalter, the film stars Kumail Nanjiani, who co-wrote the script with his real life spouse Emily V. Gordon
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie review

Captain Underpants is the family movie of the summer. Here's our review...

Unless you have fond memories of Dav Pilkey's series of books, it's entirely possible that Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie has tra-la-laaa'd its way into cinemas under your radar. Hopefully, you'll seek it out, because this is the funniest and most creative film to come out of DreamWorks Animation in a long time.

The imaginations fuelling the story are fourth-grade children George and Harold (voiced by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch), who break up the monotony of their life at the unusually austere Jerome Horwitz Elementary School by drawing comics, playing pranks and generally trying to make each other laugh.

Their principal, Mr. Krupp (Ed Helms) hates them for it and on the brink of banishing them to separate classes, an unexpectedly powerful cereal box gift enables the boys to hypnotise him. He comes to believe
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